- 1 = title
- 2 = dotted line
- 3 = unit of measure
- 4 = key
- 5 = line
- 6 = dashed line
- 7 = vertical axis
- 8 = horizontal axis
- 9 = axis title
- 10 = source
- 11 = footnotes
Along with tables, one of the most common methods of presenting/showing data to people is in a line graph/chart. By displaying data in a visual way, it makes the data easier for people to understand. This is the reason why graphs/charts are used in business presentations, reports etc...
In this online exercise, we will look at the English names of the different parts of a line graph/chart (e.g. the different types of lines). Knowing this vocabulary is important when either describing or explaining a graph/chart to people.
In the below line graph about the changes in the number of employees in British banks, you will find that the different parts are either surrounded/enclosed by a red line with a number in red or just have a red number next to them. These red numbers are used below the chart to confirm the name of each part (e.g. 1 = title).
Focus on the names of these different parts and then do the quiz at the end to check that you both understand their meaning and remember them.
Below is a definition/description of each of the different parts of the line graph which is shown above. Now fill in the blanks with the name of one of these parts which are in bold in the above list. Only use one word/phrase once and write it as it is in the list. Click on the "Check Answers" button at the bottom of the quiz to check your answers.
When the answer is correct, two icons will appear next to the question. The first is an Additional Information Icon "". Click on this for extra information on the word/phrase and for a translation. The second is a Pronunciation Icon "". Click on this to listen to the pronunciation of the word/phrase and to do a pronunciation speaking test.
Now that you understand the new vocabulary, practise it by creating your own sentences with the new words/phrases.